How to add (faux) shiplap to any wall

How to add (faux) shiplap to any wall

Thanks to the Queen of Farmhouse Style herself, Joanna Gaines, shiplap is here to stay.  It's funny, probably prior to 2013, I feel like shiplap wasn't a common vernacular in home improvement, and now it's shiplap shiplap shiplap everywhere I go.  I think a common misconception with shiplap is that it can only work in [...]

Converting a doorway into an archway

Converting a doorway into an archway

You guys, I'm so pumped to share with you the completion of my arch project.  Our Philly rowhome is just a little over 1,000 sq ft.  With that said, I leaned into the small space mindset and designed it with a Scandinavian/hygge vibe.  Since our new suburban home is twice the size, I wanted it [...]

Orange Mocha Frappuccino Macarons

Orange Mocha Frappuccino Macarons

♬ Jitterbug ♬ ♬ Jitterbug ♬ Alright, folks.  It's Thursday, and it's time to make something that'll put the boom-boom into your heart.  Okay, that's the last song lyric to "Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go", I think. Last week I made Matcha Latte Macarons, and since then, I've been thinking about other fantastic hot beverages to turn [...]

24 Hr Board & Batten Wall

24 Hr Board & Batten Wall

Hi friends!  Happy Day 23049724937 of quarantine!!  I've been cranking out project after project in our new house (Squirrel Estate), and it's so exciting to see my initial vision come to life. Two months ago, I did a board & batten wall downstairs.  It made me so excited to bust out the nail gun and tackle [...]

Lemon Macarons

Lemon Macarons

I have to admit, I'm a little bit hesitant on sharing this recipe, because it has such good response from friends and family, I kind of want to keep it as a little secret to myself. This lemon macaron is extra special because not only does it have a lemon buttercream, it has a dollop [...]

Matcha Latte Macarons

Matcha Latte Macarons

I'm beyond giddy to share this matcha latte macaron recipe.  I've been dreaming of a matcha macaron that isn't overly sweet, and doesn't rely on a white chocolate filling.  (Just not a fan of white chocolate).  I thought, hmmm, well I like matcha latte!  So I set out to create the creamiest, dreamiest buttercream frosting [...]

Sourdough Starter 101

Sourdough Starter 101

During quarantine, most of us have picked up a new hobby or two.  I have always been fascinated with sourdough, but I was just always really confused by a lot of the language these bakers used (feeding, levain, discard, hooch, etc.)  AHHHHHH!!!  But with the extra time on my hands, I decided to buckle down [...]

Chinese Soup Dumplings (小籠包)

Chinese Soup Dumplings (小籠包)

Hi friends, I hope you are all doing well holed inside your house.  One thing I definitely miss the most about not being able to go out is going to restaurants.  I try to keep my cooking really simple to save time, so I usually order the really labor-intensive dishes or difficult to make dishes [...]

Philly Cheesesteak Baos

Philly Cheesesteak Baos

One of my closest friends, a born-and-bred Californian, loves everything Philadelphia.  She's visited me twice in the last 3 years and if you ask her what her favorite thing about Philly is, she'll undoubtedly say it's the food. The food here in Philly is really amazing.  Without a doubt, the most famous food export is [...]

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee

Happy week 4 of social distancing!  I was a little hesitant on posting a recipe for this since there are a ton of recipes out there for dalgona coffee, and it's quite simple.  But I figured, eh, the world could use more pretty pictures of coffee.  So here we go. If you haven't been living under a [...]